… is often what makes the difference, for good or ill.
- Still going for a run even though you’re taking the kids to the park, so will get exercise later
- That extra ten percent of time to improve the finish on a piece of DIY – so that it gives you pleasure every time you look at it, instead of bugging you
- The extra ten percent of money it costs to buy a product because it’s good, not because it’s the cheapest one
- The not-strictly-necessary time that you spend catching up or doing fun stuff with your colleagues that makes you more than just people who work together
- The extra job that you tick off so that you not only don’t have to spend time on it tomorrow, and – as importantly – don’t have to spend time and energy remembering tomorrow.
And in the opposite direction…
- The extra helping / desert / few squares of chocolate that you eat each day, putting your calorie intake 2% above your use, instead of 2% under…